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Why does "Everybody Votes" require mixed mode?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Online' started by lagrangian, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. lagrangian

    lagrangian WiiChat Member

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    I have a Linksys WRT54G router. Everything's been working fine with the Wii. Then we finally got rid of our last piece of 802.11b equipment in the house, so I changed the router's setting from "Mixed mode" to "G-only".

    Once I did that, "Everybody Votes" stopped working. Whenever I run it, it says it failed to connect with a 051330 error. But everything else is fine. "Test connection" reports success. I can use the Internet Channel to browse. I can shop with Wii Shop. News and Forecast have current data. And when I send an email, it shows up at the destination. Only EV fails.

    And when I change the router back to "Mixed mode", EV starts working again.

    Huh??
     
  2. TitansATB

    TitansATB MMA Fan

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    Whats the problem of just keeping it on mixed?
     
  3. OmegaForte

    OmegaForte Pain in the ass.

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    He doesn't want people with old tech and cantennas stealing his wireless I guess.
     
  4. mym6

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    I might be wrong but some routers disable some features if they are running in mixed mode. And why not run in pure G mode if you can?
     
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    you dont really need everyone votes channel neway, unless u really like it
     
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    Obviously it's important if he's noticed it's a problem.
     
  7. lagrangian

    lagrangian WiiChat Member

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    (1) Yes, EV is silly, but I still like it.
    (2) Get better speeds with G-only.
    (3) Technical curiousity -- how can the router setting possibly matter to EV, when the Wii has otherwise fullly-functional connectivity with the router in G-only mode. What is EV doing?
     
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    You'd think the Wii would provide the underlying connection so EV shouldn't be able to create an issue on it's own. Can you browse the shop channel?
     
  9. lagrangian

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    Yes, I can. With the router in G-only mode, literally every aspect of Wii connectivity works except for EV.
     
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    I understand why you want to set your entire network to G-only mode because I've read those security articles too. However, if all of your hardware is 802.11g, then it all likely supports WPA-PSK (at least with TKIP), correct? If that's the case, then you don't really need to worry about someone with a high-gain antenna (using B or G) breaking into your network since the encryption takes so long to defeat provided you have a strong (read: long) key.
     

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